Business and Society

Business and Society

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Author : Danica Purg
  • ISBN-10 : 9783319788555
  • Release : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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The world of business is constantly evolving and management education institutions will likely face a number of challenges in keeping up with these changes. While most books focus on the needs of management education institutions, this work addresses the needs of the corporate world in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring an extensive research study spanning 11 countries, it offers a unique perspective on the business challenges and developmental needs of companies in emerging and recently emerged economies, and on the missing links between those needs and management education. Using both company-specific and country-level data, the book provides businesses and educators with rare insights and recommendations on strengthening existing partnerships (or establishing them anew) between management education institutions and the corporate sector in order to make management education relevant for the 21st century. The book argues that ‘relevance’ should take the center-stage of all higher education institutions in order to accomplish their third mission, namely service to society. This is especially important for management education institutions, whose mission is to mold future managers and leaders who can have a significant influence on economic success and the wellbeing of society.

Business in Society

Business in Society

  • Publisher : Polity
  • Author : Mark Erickson
  • ISBN-10 : 9780745642321
  • Release : 2009-06-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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What’s the point of studying business from a socialperspective? How can sociology aid my understanding of the big issues facingbusinesses today? Can thinking sociologically really equip me better for a careerin business? This book provides an indispensable introduction to business andorganizations from a social perspective. Using classic andcontemporary ideas and evidence, the book explores the connectionsbetween people, work, organizations and society. Carefullyillustrated with a range of up-to-date case studies, the book showshow sociology can shed light on current developments in thebusiness world. Drawing on their considerable experience of teaching sociologyto a range of audiences, the authors provide a straightforward butstill stimulating step-by-step guide to issues such as:discrimination and diversity in the workplace; trade unionism andindustrial disputes; the need for ethics and legislation; and thechanging roles of managers and employees. The book provides: Clearly-defined learning aims; Questions for discussion and reflection; Annotated suggestions for further reading; In-depth case studies linking sociological ideas to businessrealities. Written with the needs of students taking degrees outside thetraditional social sciences in mind, such as business studies,human resources and management, the book is suitable for thoseapproaching sociology for the very first time. Accessible andinspirational, it will help students to grasp new and excitingpossibilities for thinking about business in the contemporaryworld.

Canadian Business   Society  Ethics  Responsibilities  and Sustainability

Canadian Business Society Ethics Responsibilities and Sustainability

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Ryerson
  • Author : Robert William Sexty
  • ISBN-10 : 1259087549
  • Release : 2017-01-12
  • Genre: Business ethics
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Sexty is an indigenous text that provides a broad overview of the Canadian business system, its interrelationships with society and the expectation of ethics in business, and business's adherence to moral standards. Sexty adopts the "business and society" approach to business, in addition to three key words: ethics, responsibilities, and sustainability. The ethics of business refers to the rules, standards, codes, values or principles that provide guidance for morally appropriate behaviour in managerial decision-making that is related to the operations of business and a business's relationship with society. Society accepts business as long as it recognizes the responsibilities in its operations and considers the needs and desires of society. The result businesses have had an increasing obligation to do more. Sustainability represents a management approach that integrates economic, ethical, and environmental responsibilities into all management systems (the triple 'e'). Sexty Fourth Edition enables and encourages critical thinking by introducing new ideas and concepts, by introducing new ideas and concepts, linking ideas to illustrations, addressing issues from different perspectives, and exposing readers to new sources of information. The concepts, theories, and illustrations allow students to use their skills to clarify facts, assess information, formulate and defend their own intellectual positions, and develop appropriate courses of action.

Hierarchy

Hierarchy

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : John Child
  • ISBN-10 : 9781351697668
  • Release : 2019-05-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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Written by a world-renowned authority, Hierarchy takes readers on a journey which traverses how hierarchy has evolved, is understood in various disciplines, and is applied in practice. Referring a wide range of sources, the book provides an inspirational introduction to understanding what is perhaps the key idea in business and management. As a fundamental organizational principle, hierarchy is everywhere. Perhaps because of its ubiquity, the significance of hierarchy has become under-analyzed in view of the growing strains on society imposed by organizational inequality. This book analyzes the advantages and disadvantages that hierarchy brings as a form of organization, providing an accessible overview of this fundamental idea within both business and society. This concise book provides a useful overview of existing research, for both students and scholars of business.

Business and Society

Business and Society

  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Author : Doctor Kean Birch
  • ISBN-10 : 9781783604517
  • Release : 2017-01-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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Corporations dominate our societies. They employ us, sell to us and influence how we think and who we vote for, while their economic interests dictate local, national and global agendas. Written in clear and accessible terms, this much-needed textbook provides critical perspectives on all aspects of the relationship between business and society: from an historical analysis of the spread of capitalism as the foundation of the 'corporate' revolution in the late nineteenth century to the regulation, ethics and exclusionary implications of business in contemporary society. Furthermore, it examines how corporate power and capitalism might be resisted, outlining a range of alternatives, from the social economy through to new forms of open access or commons ownership.

The Challenge for Business and Society

The Challenge for Business and Society

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Author : Stanley S. Litow
  • ISBN-10 : 9781119433880
  • Release : 2018-06-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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A roadmap to improve corporate social responsibility The 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign focused a good deal of attention on the role of corporations in society, from both sides of the aisle. In the lead up to the election, big companies were accused of profiteering, plundering the environment, and ignoring (even exacerbating) societal ills ranging from illiteracy and discrimination to obesity and opioid addiction. Income inequality was laid squarely at the feet of us companies. The Trump administration then moved swiftly to scrap fiscal, social, and environmental rules that purportedly hobble business, to redirect or shut down cabinet offices historically protecting the public good, and to roll back clean power, consumer protection, living wage, healthy eating initiatives and even basic public funding for public schools. To many eyes, and the lens of history, this may usher in a new era of cowboy capitalism with big companies, unfettered by regulation and encouraged by the presidential bully pulpit, free to go about the business of making money—no matter the consequences to consumers and the commonwealth. While this may please some companies in the short term, the long term consequences might result in just the opposite. And while the new administration promises to reduce "foreign aid" and the social safety net, Stanley S. Litow believes big companies will be motivated to step up their efforts to create jobs, reduce poverty, improve education and health, and address climate change issues — both domestically and around the world. For some leaders in the private sector this is not a matter of public relations or charity. It is integral to their corporate strategy—resulting in creating new markets, reducing risks, attracting and retaining top talent, and generating growth and realizing opportunities. Through case studies (many of which the author spearheaded at IBM), The Challenge for Business and Society provides clear guidance for companies to build their own

Business  Environment  and Society

Business Environment and Society

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Vesela R. Veleva
  • ISBN-10 : 9781351868600
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: Psychology
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This book blends theory and practice to support courses in corporate social responsibility (CSR), business and society, and environmental management and sustainability. Based on her extensive work with companies, the author offers engaging readings and teaching cases that address key challenges for business today - measurement, supply chain management, public policy, and stakeholder pressures. Part I focuses on the macro-level and provides an overview of concepts such as the green economy, eco-industrial parks, corporate social responsibility (corporate citizenship), nanotechnology, and sustainable consumption. Part II provides specific frameworks and tools for sustainability management and measurement at the company level. Part III includes detailed teaching cases of several well-known firms. The main theme is that business is a key player in achieving a more sustainable development, yet its practices are often narrow in focus or shortsighted. The text provokes discussions around issues such as: Is business sustainability possible in a market economy focused on increasing consumption? Should a product or service be called "green" when it puts at risk the health and safety of workers? What can U.S. policymakers learn from their European counterparts when it comes to protecting human health and the environment? How can we ensure that the benefits of nanotechnology exceed its risks? How can sustainability indicators be used as a tool to advance sustainability by companies and policymakers? The book provides a flexible, up-to-date supplementary teaching tool for undergraduate and graduate students, executive education courses, and certificate programs. Intended Audience: Primarily undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in environmental management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, or business and society; as a supplementary text in professional education and certificate programs in environmental management, corporate citizenship, sustai

Global Oligopoly

Global Oligopoly

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Chris Carr
  • ISBN-10 : 9781000027853
  • Release : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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The era of globalisation brought waves of consolidation in business ownership alongside Leviathon-like state actors. Digital disruption too can leave market power in a relatively small number of hands. In organisational and economic terms, global oligopoly is now a fundamental idea for business and society, which this book explores and analyses. This book focuses on global oligopolies, starting with an analysis of global concentration and profits in all sectors, before moving on to illuminate the geographical spread and global strategic orientation choices and performance outcomes of global oligopoly. Contemporary cooperation modes, such as cross-border M&As and strategic alliances, niche and Emerging Market champion strategies are also analysed in detail to move the reader towards understanding likely future directions for the field. Presenting empirical data on strategies and performance outcomes, the book covers a range of industries to provide practical, research-based guidance for more effective global business strategies and policy perspectives.

Business for Society

Business for Society

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Lucia Michela Daniele
  • ISBN-10 : 9781000712100
  • Release : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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This book is about promoting corporate responsibility in its original meaning: businesses should have a positive impact on society, and society should not only be a lever of making a profit. When we treat social responsibility as an external function of the core business, we are exposed to the worst. Business for Society seeks to redress the balance and promotes the original idea of corporate responsibility. This first book in the series of the same name sets the scene and presents the key theories across the various management disciplines to answer the following questions: ‘How, why and under what conditions can business act for society?’ The book narrows and discusses examples of businesses which are making impressive strides in delivering positive impacts for society as well as their bottom lines; but as the concept of corporate responsibility has become more mainstream in recent years, many organisations have adopted the term and reduced it to a marketing message. Areas covered include a historical perspective on the hijacking of business responsibility towards society, management knowledge and value, the Business for Society project against hijacking, accounting for society, finance for society and governance for society and democracy. The book will be of interest for scholars and students in the fields of corporate social responsibility, business ethics and governance.

Macroeconomics for Business and Society

Macroeconomics for Business and Society

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Author : Francis Gerard Adams
  • ISBN-10 : 9810243251
  • Release : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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In recent years the world economy has been undergoing drastic changes, the East Asian miracle, the financial crisis, and today, globalization and the fundamental changes associated with the ?new economy?. This book integrates these developments with macroeconomics for business managers and policymakers.Macroeconomics is essential background for the business manager and policymaker. Consequently macroeconomics is an integral part of the business curriculum in mature and developing countries alike. And well it should be. The economy affects decisions by investors, manufacturers, distributors, importers and exporters, etc. in all parts of the world. Often, it is the difference between growth and profitability on one hand, and stagnation or failure on the other. In recent years as the world economy has undergone overwhelming changes, especially in East Asia and now in the advanced countries, understanding what is going on in the local economy and ?out there in the world? has become a particular challenge to managers. The new developments, of which the ?new economy? is the most recent one, do not supercede the basic theoretical framework of macroeconomics. But they add greatly to the challenge of understanding the economic situation and to its uncertainty.This book was originally written to meet the needs of a business curriculum based on the program at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in collaboration with the Wharton and Kellogg Business Schools in the United States. The book is intended for a broad audience ? both domestic and international ? that includes mature MBA business students, intermediate level undergraduates, and informed laypersons.